About 500 golfers are anticipated to take part within the Concord Inaugural Cup competitors in Abuja.
The Captain’s Inaugural Event of the IBB Worldwide Golf and Nation Membership in Abuja is geared toward bringing collectively previous captains of the membership to compete amongst themselves.
Chairman of the Captains Inaugural Event Committee, Andrew Yakubu, at a press convention in Abuja to herald the occasion stated the match could be held on the membership’s commonplace golf course with 18 holes overlaying over 100 hectares.
Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (now Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm Restricted), famous that the membership, which was began in 1991, has over 5000 energetic members, making it “one of many largest golf golf equipment within the nation and locations us on the premier standing of golf programs in Nigeria.”
He stated, “We now have two main occasion days Friday and Saturday, stating that on Friday, would be the larger handicap males and girls match”.
It will likely be adopted instantly with a cocktail that can introduce the primary match of the decrease handicap individuals, who’re the extra skilled gamers on Saturday.
“Each exercise will entice a spread of prizes and trophies that might be offered to those that did effectively,” Mr. Yakabu stated.
“Golfers stay up for this match to those trophies and prizes and they are going to be offered on the final day once we might be having the end-of-tournament dinner.”
Yakubu additionally faulted the notion of golf as an elitist recreation, stating that, “the sport of golf shouldn’t be essentially an elitist recreation and that’s the reason anytime we’ve got a programme, we search for sponsors each inside and out of doors the membership.
“We promote amateurs, we promote professionals. We now have professionals that don’t have the technique of sponsoring themselves.
“When you establish a expertise, you help them, we’ve got fairly a quantity that we’ve got finished, both as a membership or as people.
“I do know that fairly a lot of us right here have the privilege, however as soon as skills are recognized we help them, fairly a lot of them have gone to South Africa, some are proper now in Zimbabwe; they had been coaching to turn out to be skilled golfers and that is a chance they must launch themselves into each the native and worldwide scene”.
Yakubu famous that “for the kids, in truth, in every week’s time, we are going to kick begin what we name the Youngsters’s Clinic.
It usually comes each summer season and in every week, the kids will assemble and no person takes file of who their dad and mom are.
We’re sponsoring this one right here, a number of weeks in the past, we did one in Kaduna…and everywhere in the nation to stimulate the curiosity of the youthful ones on this recreation of golf and to take away that impression that it’s an elitist recreation.”
The ex-GMD of NNPC recalled that the membership held its Annual Normal Assembly in April the place it elected a brand new management led by the Captain 2022, Michael Onoja Ekoja, who’s the twenty fifth captain of the membership.